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Spice Investigation Continues At Local Businesses

Last updated on Monday, January 21, 2013

(BEDFORD) - The investigation continues into several area businesses.

The Lawrence County Drug Task Force served several warrants at area businesses Thursday night.

According to Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley, not much information can be released at this time about the investigation. According to police dispatch logs immigration was notified.

The Task Force took items believed to be the illegal drug Spice from Vibe, in the 1100 block of 16th Street, Marathon, in the 2500 block of 16th Street, Hoosier Pete, on Mitchell Road and the Clark Station at Ind. 37 and Ind. 60 West in Mitchell.

Parsley says it is an on-going investigation and did confirm the warrants were served at the businesses Thursday night.

All of those businesses were closed this weekend.

Parsley says at the request of the Prosecutor's Office no information can be released at this time.

Parsley did confirm that officers were looking for the drug Spice. "Spice" or "K2" or synthetic marijuana, is sold in shops and online as incense, it is being smoked as an alternative to marijuana.

The drug is intensely popular with adolescents.

In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that Spice is second only to marijuana in popularity with teens. Reactions vary dramatically, depending on the ingredients in the Spice packet they took and cause serious side effects and even death.

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